red currant


any of various currant shrubs of the genus Ribes, bearing an edible, red fruit.
the fruit itself.

Origin of red currant

First recorded in 1620–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for redcurrant



a N temperate shrub, Ribes rubrum, having greenish flowers and small edible rounded red berries: family Grossulariaceae
  1. the fruit of this shrub
  2. (as modifier)redcurrant jelly
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